Category Archives: Asia

Transition City

29 May 2011 Dublin, Ireland I don’t remember jet lag hitting me quite as hard before as it did traveling from Kathmandu to London. To be fair, it was a very long day. The day before my flight, I arranged … Continue reading

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Annapurna Video

I’m in here, somewhere. Briefly. I have a knack for staying away from cameras. Things were videotaped.

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Protests and a Tortoise

I loved trekking. It was no surprise, really. I love hiking so it was only logical that I would love doing it on the relative long term. But towards the end, I was burnt out. There was a time when … Continue reading

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Stairmaster Himalayas

Tatopani means “hot water” and after a long day of downhill hiking we reached the village at 1190 meters. Our guesthouse had beautiful gardens and was right above the entrance to the hot springs that the village gets its name … Continue reading

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Mustang

This entry was drafted after the fact, pulling from personal journal entries and memory. After the pass, the train changes considerably. Almost as if you were hiking in Oregon and went through some sort of warp only to end up … Continue reading

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Thorung La

Drafted 13-May 2011 Kagbeni @ 2,800 meters Let me reiterate: fuck skydiving. High altitude trekking is the scariest – and, in many ways, the hardest thing I have ever done. We left base camp (Thorung Phedi) at four am. We … Continue reading

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Yak Kharka

10 May Yak Kharka @ 4,000 meters Fuck sky diving. The most terrifying thing I’ve ever faced is high altitude trekking. Yesterday we went to the high altitude talk that is given daily by volunteer doctors. I’m glad that I … Continue reading

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